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Tim Scanlon – 1965 to 2020

Date: 09/12/2020


We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Chairman, partner and friend, Tim Scanlon, following a brief illness. Our heartfelt sympathies are with Tim’s wife, Brídín, his children, Johnny, Dan and Cathleen (Caitlín), his mother Teresa, sister Catherine and brother James, and all of Tim’s extended family.

Tim joined Matheson in 2000 as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department, where he continued to build on his established reputation as one of Ireland’s pre-eminent M&A lawyers. In addition to leading our Corporate Department for a number of years, Tim was also instrumental in the establishment of the firm’s Financial Institutions Group, wholeheartedly delivering on the opportunity to lead, grow and develop a team which has advised many of the largest domestic and global financial institutions on some of the most newsworthy and innovative corporate transactions on the market. Tim was appointed Chairman of Matheson in 2018, a role in which his wisdom, empathy, calm demeanour and strategic outlook was always evident.

Alongside being an outstanding lawyer, Tim was a great teacher and mentor to his colleagues in the firm, many of whom have gone on to be partners and leaders at Matheson today, and leading in-house counsel in Ireland and abroad. Tim had a passionate interest in the arts. He was on the board of IMMA and a member of the Development Council of the TCD Lir Academy of Dramatic Arts.  He also volunteered on numerous occasions for Junior Achievement Ireland, which he really enjoyed.

Tim’s good-humour, positivity and collegiality will be deeply missed by colleagues and clients alike. We have lost not just a great lawyer and a great colleague, we have lost a great friend.

May he rest in peace.

As a mark of respect to Tim, Matheson will be closed on Friday, 11 December 2020.